Junta Press Says Call for Ethnic Conference is ‘Anti-government’

A commentary in Burma’s state-controlled newspaper decried the Aung San Suu Kyi-led opposition’s attempt to hold an ethnic conference as “anti-government” and said it would derail the government’s seven-step road map to “disciplined democracy.” The commentary said that even if the conference is held with good intent it would pave the way for anti-government groups to exploit the proceedings, adding that the state still faced internal and external destructive elements. According to the commentary, national reconciliation can only be worked out within the parliament. The Burmese military regime has made no response to Suu Kyi’s renewed call for dialogue to break the country’s political deadlock.Published Wednesday, 08 Dec, 2010

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